Gingrich: Romney "changed" on tax cuts

Newt says Romney flip-flopped on his plan to cut taxes

By Jillian Rayfield

Published October 7, 2012 4:08PM (EDT)

In an exchange with Robert Gibbs on NBC's "Meet The Press," Newt Gingrich admitted that Mitt Romney "changed" his position on tax cuts in last week's debate.

"I think you've got to look carefully at how Romney structured -- what he said is, something that, frankly, true supply-siders don’t necessarily love, but it’s good politics — he said, ‘I will close enough deductions that wealthy Americans will not get a net tax cut,’” Gingrich said.

Gibbs pointed out that in the Republican primary debate in Arizona, Romney said: “We’re going to cut taxes on everyone across the country by 20 percent, including the top 1 percent.”

"Was he dishonest when he said that?" Gibbs asked Gingrich.

“I think it’s clear he changed,” Gingrich replied.

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